Dutch School Picture Day Held During Ramadan, Forced to Pay Muslim Families 500 Euros Each

Nick Kangadis | July 13, 2017
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Back in 2015, a school in the Netherlands was hit with a lawsuit from Muslim parents after their children couldn’t participate in their class picture day, because the date of the picture was during Ramadan.

Now, the court overseeing the case says the Maria Montessori School in the Hague has to pay each family 500 Euros because of discrimination. It could have been worse. The parents of the two girls had originally sued the school for 10,000 Euros.

According to Heat Street:

The lawyer of the two girls, Laura Zuydgeest, said the situation was a clear case of school engaging in discrimination against its Muslim pupils because they were the only ones affected.

The school insisted it had tried to schedule the class photo day for a morning, when the girls would be able to attend, but the photographer was only available at a later time – when the girls and their mother were at the Mosque for prayers.

If all these liberals want religion to be completely separate from school life, then it shouldn’t have mattered when the date of the class photo was scheduled for. It seems to only work one way. They claim to want all these things, but then when it affects them, they claim discrimination.

On the other hand, the mother brought up a point that probably swayed the court.

“Do you know how it feels when your five-year-old daughter enters the classroom every day looks at the picture and asks, ‘Mommy, why I’m not here?’ and you can not explain it to the child?”

How can a court call a school discriminatory if that school allegedly attempted to fix the situation? Why are they paying out anything at all?

A few kids missed school picture day all the time when I was a kid. No one sued. No one claimed discrimination.

People around the world need to toughen up just a little. People should still have the feelings they have, but too much thin skin is a detriment to our society.

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